13 Interesting things you don’t know about Oskar Ibru

Oskar, Dad & Wife
The scion of the Ibru Dynasty, Olorugun Oskar Christopher Ibru recently added another year to his
age as he turned 57. This blog has gathered some 13 interesting things about
him through a report recently carried out on him by City People Magazine. Find
out the 13 things you don’t know about Olorogun
Oskar Ibru below.

  • Oskar Ibru is the crown Prince of the
    country’s most notable business family, the Ibru Dynasty. He the Executive
    Vice Chairman of what is unarguably Nigeria’s Premier Indigenous multinational-Ibru Organization.
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  • As
    the eldest surviving son of the incomparable Olorogun Michael Ibru he begun
    taking on more responsibility as his father began a battle with Parkinson’s
    disease in the late 1990s.
  • The
    Federal Government’s Structural Adjustment Policy (SAP) and the acute electricity
    supply were killing the Ibru Organization’s
    cash cow, the frozen fish, when Oskar
    took over but today he has turned around the fortunes of the conglomerate for
    good.
  • The
    vast empty cold storage facilities that formerly housed the fish stock at Ibafo,
    Apapa, Lagos was the first thing that caught his attention and has become the
    veritable platform which 19 oil major marketer use in importing refined
    petroleum products into the country. It is now a major source of the family’s
    wealth.

    Olorogun Oskar Ibru
  • Oskar Ibru is the only non-Ijebu person to be honored
    by the revered Awujale of Ijebu
    Land, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona
    as the Otun Boyejo of Ijebu Land.
  • Oskar Ibru got his business acumen from his
    paternal grandmother the late Madam
    Janet
    Omotogor Ibru, popularly
    called Mama Somoli.
  • Late Madam Janet Omotogor Ibru was the founder of the family
    dynasty whose business interests stretch from palm oil to brewery, publishing,
    aerospace and real estate.
  • As
    a teenager living in Moshalashi Street in Shomolu-Bariga area of Lagos in his
    younger days Oskar was involved in
    the marketing of Frozen Fish (Oku-Eko).
  • He
    was groomed from the beginning to get involved in the family business by his
    Uncle late Alex Ibru of Guardian
    Motors
    and later Guardian Newspaper.
  • At
    16, he took his first job, just like his father, Chief Mike Ibru. He got up at 3
    am
    to go to the market to sell fish.

    Oskar Ibru
  • Just
    like his father, who tried to contest for the old Bendel State gubernatorial election in 1983; Oskar also aspired to be governor of Delta State on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party
    (PDP) in 2007.
  • He
    studied at Igbobi College, Yaba; Lagos for his secondary education
    before proceeding to Skidmore College Saratoga Hills in New York for his first degree and later attended Atlanta University Graduate School of
    Business Administration
    for his Master’s Degree.
  • On
    returning to the country, he joined the Guardian
    Newspapers Limited
    as a management trainee in 1983 and moved on the Emsee
    Shipping Line Limited
    (Named after his late mother) in the position of
    Research Development Manager.

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